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March 2020

Tsa Lung Tibetan Breathwork

Tsa Lung is a traditional Tibetan Tantrayana practice that incorporates breath retention with movement for the purpose of releasing blockages in the subtle body channels. The result is increased energy and vitality, as well as the cultivation of a calm, clear mind. In this workshop, participants will receive the fundamentals of this practice, beginning with the proper technique for breath retention. We will learn in a gentle, safe way, building up our skill and capacity so we can grow into more dimensions of the practice. In Session 1: We will focus on preliminary practices and the breath retention technique. In…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Nangten Menlang Buddhist Medical Organization

Start: Sunday, March 22 @ 3:00 pm
End: Sunday, March 29 @ 5:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan Tantrayana
Teacher: Farrah Garan

Introduction to Zen – Eight Week Series

All are welcome to our weekly introductory class emphasizing Zen meditation instruction. Please arrive a little early so we can help you find a seat. 8-Week Introduction to Zen Series Tuesday, March 31 – Tuesday, May 19 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Our spring series of introductory classes exploring Rinzai Zen practice runs from the end of March through mid-May. All are welcome to any or all of the classes. A $5 donation is suggested for each class. Here’s the schedule: March 31: Zazen – how to practice seated meditation. April 7: Mindfulness Practices – chanting, walking, bowing, tea. April 14: Circles of Meditation…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Dai Bai Zan Cho Bo Zen Ji

Start: Tuesday, March 31 @ 7:30 pm
End: Tuesday, May 19 @ 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Rinzai Zen
Teacher: Genjo Marinello

April 2020

ONLINE: Introductory Meditation Class Series

Due to COVID-19, this 6-week class is being offered online via Zoom. See our website for additional details. If you are new to meditation or to the insight tradition, this six-week class is a great place to start! This Introduction to Meditation six-week class series is offered on Wednesday evenings beginning April 1, 2020 and goes through May 6, 2020. See www.seattleinsight.org to register. About Insight Meditation Insight Meditation also known as mindfulness or vipassana meditation comes from the Buddhist tradition. It aims to free the mind from the distortions of self-centeredness, negativity, and confusion. Seeing life as a constantly…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Wednesday, April 1
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: vipassana
Teacher: Keri Pederson

July 2020

Nitartha’s Summer Institute

Nitartha’s Summer Institute Joins Mahamudra Meditation and Buddhist Studies!    Join us for a month-long program that is divided into three 9-day sessions, which can be taken in-person, online, or both!   Nitartha’s Summer Institute features courses taught by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Mahamudra meditation practice and instruction, and a 9-day silent Mahamudra retreat with Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen.   Our exceptional and highly engaging professors will also teach three levels of study: Mind and Its World, Madhyamaka, and Cittamatra&Buddha Nature. Particular emphasis is given to the practical meaning of these teachings in our lives.   We invite you to join…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Nitartha Institute

Start: Friday, July 10
End: Saturday, August 8

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Tradition: Kagyu and Nyingma
Teacher: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

September 2020

Introductory Meditation Class

6-Week Class Series (every Wednesday) from Sept 9, 2020 through Oct 14, 2020. Insight meditation also known as mindfulness or vipassana meditation comes from the Buddhist tradition. It aims to free the mind from the distortions of self-centeredness, negativity, and confusion. Seeing life as a constantly changing process, one begins to accept pleasure and pain, fear and joy, and all aspects of life with increasing balance and equanimity. This balanced awareness, grounded in the present moment, leads to stillness and a growing understanding of the nature of life. Out of this seeing emerges wisdom and compassion. It is a moment-to-moment…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Wednesday, September 9
Time: 7:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Tuere Sala

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